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INTOSAI intensifies cooperation with IPU

INTOSAI intensifies its cooperation with IPU, the Inter-Parliamentary Union, in particular in the framework of the United Nations Post-2015 Development Agenda. This decision was taken by INTOSAI Secretary General Josef Moser and IPU Secretary General Anders B. Johnsson at a meeting in Geneva on 27 February 2014.

In 2015, the world community will take stock of progress made towards the achievement of the UN Millennium Development Goals. The United Nations are already preparing a development agenda beyond 2015 (Post-2015 Development Agenda), which shall place special emphasis on sustainable development. As regards the sustainable development of public finances, Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) play a decisive role both at the national as well as at the international level.

Moser and Johnsson agreed on the fact that both SAIs and Parliaments are vital to ensure control of government. The cooperation between INTOSAI and IPU serves to establish a common position in the framework of the UN post-2015 process to increase transparency and accountability.

In this context, IPU Secretary General Johnsson invited the INTOSAI General Secretariat to the forthcoming IPU General Assembly, which will take place in Geneva on 19 March 2014, to present his position.

The IPU is the international organisation of Parliaments and aims at maintaining peace, promoting democracy in all parts of the world and safeguarding human rights. Currently, the IPU represents 173 Parliaments of sovereign states.

 28 February 2014

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